I've seen some remarkably silly headlines surrounding Sonic Mania over the last week. None of them, mind you, was due to Sonic Mania being bad. The opposite, in fact.
I've always been one of those people that enjoyed the original Sonic games but never fell completely in love with the hype. Still, I do understand the fandom behind the blue hedgehog to some degree, and seeing Sonic Mania play completely to that crowd - while offering something new - was wonderful.
But. That resulted in some absurd coverage of late, including gems like "Sonic Mania is the only good Sonic game".
Have people not played Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed? For the love of God.
Anyway, Sonic Mania. Perhaps the game's only real crime is that there isn't enough content. But as regular Sonic fans will tell you, the joy is in replaying levels, discovering new paths, retrying old paths with new characters.
How have you found Sonic Mania so far - and what platform have you been playing it on?